The Wild Boar: Belmont Street, Aberdeen
I AM not much of a football fan, but even I hit the pub to watch the Dons’ Scottish Cup semi-final match.
The Wild Boar seemed relatively calm despite the game, so my friend and I settled down for a meal and a catch-up.
The food took a while to arrive, but when it did we devoured our shared starter of haggis bon bons (£4.29).
Perfectly spiced haggis coated in crispy, golden breadcrumbs with creamy, flavourful whisky sauce to dip, they were heavenly. However, the side salad was a bit warm and not very pleasant.
My chum’s main of chicken and chorizo Alfredo pasta (£6.99) started off with subtle meaty flavours that grew as she ate, with the spiciness of the chorizo adding a real zing to the creamy sauce. It was accompanied with crispy garlic bread which she polished off.
I opted for the Tennessee cheese burger (£8.49) – the lure of Jack Daniels barbecue sauce too tempting to resist. I wasn’t disappointed. With the perfect combination of sweetness and tang, the mouthwatering sauce was a great accompaniment to my crispy, chunky chips and juicy, tender burger, but – again – the side salad and coleslaw were warm, spoiling what was otherwise a delicious dish.
My chum and I were happy with the result of our meal ... unlike the poor Dons.